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Today: Iran, Zimbabwe and overcrowded cemeteries

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Today: Iran, Zimbabwe and overcrowded cemeteries

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: An Iranian response; a United Nations representative is rebuffed in Zimbabwe; Hillary Clinton in Pakistan; and the City Of London cemetery wants inhabitants to double up to save space.

Posted: October 29, 2009 11:21   Comments: 1
Judging Ahmadinejad’s sincerity during nuclear talks

Interview

Judging Ahmadinejad’s sincerity during nuclear talks

Iran has responded to the U.N. nuclear watchdog's proposal to ship Iranian uranium abroad for enriching. President Ahmadinejad said, "We welcome cooperation on nuclear fuel, power plants and technology, and we are ready to cooperate." To analyze today's events in Iran, Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Flynt Leverett, director of the Iran Project at the New America Foundation.

Posted: October 29, 2009 11:10   Comments: 40
Today: Guinea sanctions, Israeli settlers, and burger prices

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Today: Guinea sanctions, Israeli settlers, and burger prices

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: sanctions against Guinean military leaders; executions in China; and why McDonald's is pulling out of Iceland.

Posted: October 27, 2009 11:44   Comments: 5
Deadly bombings trigger Iraq security concerns

Interview

Deadly bombings trigger Iraq security concerns

Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution discusses whether the lives of average Iraqis have improved over the years. He examines the state of security and other aspects of Iraqi life as the U.S. prepares to cut its military presence by more than half next year.

Posted: October 26, 2009 12:56   Comments: 1
Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

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Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: a message to Cuba, food aid to North Korea, and a Guinness world record in tabbouleh and hummus.

Posted: October 26, 2009 11:26   Comments: 1
Staying the course in Iraq, despite new violence

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Staying the course in Iraq, despite new violence

The U.S. plans to cut its troop levels next year if the security situation in Iraq is stable. If the security situation is not stable, should the United States withdraw its troops anyway? Tarek Bazley of Al Jazeera English reports from Baghdad.

Posted: October 26, 2009 10:58   Comments: 21
Week in review: Afghanistan and Iran

Week in Review

Week in review: Afghanistan and Iran

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss whether Iran appears to be pulling back from a deal to ship enriched uranium overseas. They also discuss fair elections in Afghanistan and NATO's decision to support a wider war counter-strategy.

Posted: October 23, 2009 17:08   Comments: 7
Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:42   Comments: 0
Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

From the Field

Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

Producer Megan Thompson talks about the challenges of production. She writes about an unexpected rainstorm while filming a story on Sufism in the Moroccan city of Fes.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:24   Comments: 3
Daily News Brief: Japan, Brazil and Tunisian Elections

Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: Japan, Brazil and Tunisian Elections

In today's top stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff: Pressure on the Japanese, the Brazilian police continue to battle drug dealers, and the Chinese economy may be overheating.

Posted: October 22, 2009 09:22   Comments: 0

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